How to collect urine from an infant? Several variants
For the first time months of life with a child, you have to repeatedly give a general urine test, this analysis is easy to perform and gives the doctor a lot of information about the child’s health.
But often with the collection of urine in newborns and children of early age, difficulties arise.
It is important that the analysis is collected in compliance with all rules, otherwise its result will be distorted, and it will be necessary to reassemble the urine for clarification.
Urine in children can be collected in several ways. With help:
- a sterile jar or container, sold in a pharmacy,
- polyethylene bag
- a sterile plate
- special urinals.
The urine must be collected in a sterile container, in which it is necessary to deliver it to the laboratory. In order for the results of the analysis to be most accurate and reliable, certain rules must be observed.
For the analysis of urine, it is necessary to collect it only in the morning hours – it is the morning urine that most fully reflects the work of the kidneys and the entire body.
Before collecting the material, it is necessary to conduct all the necessary hygienic procedures – thoroughly wash the child to prevent the analysis of the microbial flora of the skin and genitals.